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manoeuvre

See maneuver.

manoeuvre

Medspeak
noun Any form of management or procedure that acts on a patient to evoke a result or outcome.

Vox populi
noun A procedure or series of movements that require skill.
verb To perform a series of movements with caution and skill.

ma·neu·ver

(mă-nū'vĕr)
A planned movement or procedure.
Synonym(s): manoeuvre.
[Fr. manoeuvre, fr. L. manu operari, to work by hand]

manoeuvre

planned movement
  • Heimlich manoeuvre abdominal thrust to expel foreign matter (e.g. food) from the airway and prevent choking; the clenched fist is thrust inwards (at upper abdomen) and upwards (toward lower ribcage), forcing air out of the lungs, to dislodge the obstruction

  • Valsalva's manoeuvre forced expiratory effort through a closed airway, to equalize ear and upper respiratory pressures (e.g. in testing the cardiovascular effects of raised venous pressure and reduced cardiac output)

ma·neu·ver

(mă-nū'vĕr)
A planned movement or procedure.
Synonym(s): manoeuvre.
[Fr. manoeuvre, fr. L. manu operari, to work by hand]